Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Presented by We Are The Voices
In the aftermath of the Georgia Senate victories, we were witness to the January 6th “Save America” rally and the insurrection at the Capitol, which revealed that some parts of white America are still quite earnest about paying the “price of the ticket” to maintain and defend the privileges of whiteness. Given the pressing need to create a narrative for understanding this ongoing crisis, a narrative that is informed by the Black radical tradition, panelists Robin D.G. Kelley (UCLA), Marquis Bey (Northwestern University), and Jenn M. Jackson (Syracuse University) will be in conversation to address questions such as how do we challenge white rage and how do we imagine new ways of being together in the face of it?
We Are The Voices is a Mellon Foundation Higher Learning funded project linking Mills College students and faculty with poets and scholars working in Oakland and beyond.